What’s the best way to avoid GMO’s (Genetically Modified Organisms) in your food? BUY ORGANIC.
At the Co-op there are thousands of choices in every department, everyday. For example, our Certified Organic Produce Dept stocks hundreds of varieties of fresh, Certified Organic produce. In our Bulk Foods department, we have the best variety of Organic Grains, Beans, and Flours around! In our Refrigerated and Frozen departments, there is a wide selection of Organic Dairy Products, Certified Organic Eggs, and Organic Soy products like Soy Milk and Tofu.
Another way to avoid GMO’s is to select packaged groceries that are NON GMO Project Verified. Your Co-op currently carries about 1180 individual products that have been NON GMO Verified by the Project. To see the list (as an excel spreadsheet), download it here. For more information, visit the NON GMO Project.
People’s Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act – Aired on KSVR June 18, 2013
Speak Up! Speak Out! Radio co-host Jodie Buller talks with Elizabeth Larter about I-522 – The People’s Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act – which gathered 350,000 ballot signatures last year, the second highest number of ballot signatures for an initiative to the legislature in Washington’s history, and will be on the ballot this November.
Listen to our interview!
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Hausfeld LLP, a global plaintiffs’ law firm dedicated to handling complex and class action litigation, has filed the first class action lawsuit against Monsanto Company over its release of unauthorized genetically engineered wheat. The lawsuit was filed on Thursday, June 6 in the Eastern District of Washington on behalf of two Eastern Washington State farms that grow soft white wheat and a class of all domestic soft white wheat farmers.
Genetically-engineered wheat was discovered on an Eastern Oregon farm in May 2013. Monsanto field tested genetically-engineered wheat resistant to the herbicide Roundup in 16 states, including Oregon, from 1998 to 2005, but the wheat was never approved for Read more GE Wheat Class Action Lawsuit update …
Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) have sponsored new federal legislation, The Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act, that would require the labeling of all GE foods; the first labeling bill to be introduced in the Senate in over a decade!
Center for Food Safety has filed a formal legal petition with FDA demanding that the agency require the labeling of GE foods and is spearheading a drive with the Just Label It Campaign to direct one million comments to the FDA in support of our petition.
Sign the petition here
Or send your comments directly to the FDA: Read more Tell the FDA that you support Labeling of GE Foods! …
On December 21, 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released an Environmental Assessment (EA) with a “Finding of No Significant Impact” on the controversial AquaBounty AquaAdvantage transgenic salmon. The FDA action is widely viewed as confirmation that the Obama Administration is prepared to approve shortly the first genetically engineered (GE) animal intended for human consumption in the face of widespread opposition.
Public Comment period ends February 23. Click here to submit your comment to the FDA
Read more GE salmon update – Time for Comments! …